Wedell Williams "Red Lion"Item Number: 1177
Gilmore Red Lion airplane model. The Gilmore "Red Lion" was the work of Jimmy Wedell. The Model Number 44 with a smooth cowl contour. The Gilmore Oil Company sponsored Rosco Turner in the 1932 Air Race where he placed third. Later, with a new sponsor the "Red Lion" was replaced by 20th Century Fox and colorful paint scheme was a thing of the past. The engine and cowl replaced by a more conventional cowl with rocker cover fairings. The "Red Lion" was a classic among the racing fleet of that time.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/20. Wingspan 15 3/4 inches, Length 12 1/2 inches.